Published Data On The Effectiveness Of Masks In Homes Infected With COVID-19

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Published Data On The Effectiveness Of Masks In Homes Infected With COVID-19
Published Data On The Effectiveness Of Masks In Homes Infected With COVID-19

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Published data on the effectiveness of masks in homes infected with COVID-19

Scientists have confirmed that simple preventive measures can prevent transmission of infection. Neglecting them increases the risk of infection.

Published data on the effectiveness of masks in homes infected with COVID-19
Published data on the effectiveness of masks in homes infected with COVID-19

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In apartments where those initiated by COVID-19 live, wearing masks prevents transmission of the disease in 79% of cases. This was shown by a new study from China and published in BMJ Global Health.

Scientists have focused on the transmission of COVID-19 between family members who lived together. They surveyed 460 people from 124 families living in Beijing. Questions related to the behavior of people living together and home hygiene.

Each of these families had at least one person infected with the coronavirus between late February and late March. The families under study included from 2 to 9 people, on average one family consisted of 4 people - more often people from three generations were present.

The main goal of the scientists was to determine what factors can increase or decrease the risk of contracting the virus within 14 days after the illness of the first relative. During this time, infections were recorded in 77 people in 41 families. About a third of those infected were children.

The researchers found that the patient's diarrhea increased the risk of infection for those living with him 4 times, joint leisure with the patient (eating, watching TV) increased the risk 18 times.

Reducing the risk of transmission of infection was associated with the daily use of disinfectants, airing the premises and maintaining a distance of at least one meter. Scientists believe that wearing masks is the most important habit that should be developed from the first COVID-19 patient to appear at home.

According to the study, wearing a mask is effective in preventing 79% of infections, and disinfection is effective in 77%.

Scientists recalled that the likelihood of infection at home from an infected person is very high. But adequate security measures can significantly reduce the risk of infection.

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